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Wilkinson's Road Traffic Offences 30th Edition, 1st Supplement


May 2022
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The first supplement to the 30th edition of Wilkinsons Road Traffic Offences brings the main work up to date to April 1, 2022 and deals with the developments in road traffic law since the publication of the 30th edition in 2021.
Coverage includes:
  • Changes being introduced by the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill including the new offence of causing serious injury by careless driving, the new test for emergency services in relation to a competent and careful driver and changes to maximum prison sentences, to the extension period for those sentenced to terms of imprisonment where release will not be until two thirds of the sentence and to the requirement to produce a driving licence when a person is being dealt with for an offence involving obligatory endorsement;
  • The amendments to reg.110 of the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986 extending the circumstances in which use of a mobile telephone is illegal;
  • The updated guidance from the CPS on what will constitute dangerous or careless driving;
  • In-depth commentary on latest case law including:
    • Bowen v Isle of Wight Council [2021] further examination of when a means of access is a road;
    • R. (on the application of Smith-Allison) v Westminster Magistrates Court (No.2) [2021] developing the test to be applied when deciding whether a summons should be issued;
    • R. (on the application of Ogunsola) v Aylesbury Crown Court [2021] emphasising again the relevant times limits for summary offences in the context of proceedings in the Crown Court;
    • Mansfield v DPP [2021] confirming that the class of abuse case falling to be decided exclusively in the High Court is very narrow;
    • R. v Muhammed [2021] further exploration of the causative link required in death by driving cases;
    • R. v Redding [2021] sentencing for causing death by careless driving whilst over the specified limit for drugs where there was no proven causal link between the drugs taken and the standard of driving;
    • Bendt v CPS [2022] - extent of offence of use of hand held telephone device for offences committed before 25 March 2022;
    • R. v Bains [2022]; R. v Morgan [2021] examining the test to be applied when considering disqualifying an offender under the general powers in s.163 of the Sentencing Code.
About the editors
Kevin McCormac, O.B.E., M.A. (General Editor) is a barrister and author of Archbold Magistrates Courts Criminal Practice. Wilkinson is also edited by Philip Brown, M.A., LL.B., solicitor and former Senior Traffic Commissioner; Malcolm Dodds, LL.M., formerly District Judge (Magistrates Courts); Nick Watson, O.B.E., LL.M., M.B.A., District Judge (Magistrates Courts); and Peter Veits, District Judge (Magistrates Courts).
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